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dick·ens / ˈdikinz/ • n. [in sing.] inf., dated used for emphasis, euphemistically invoking the Devil: they work like the dickens she was in a dickens of a rush. ∎  (the dickens) used when asking questions to express annoyance or surprise: what the dickens is going on?

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dickens

dickens euph. substitute for devil. XVI. prob. a fanciful use of the personal name Dickens, f. Dicken, Dickon, dim. of Dick, alt. of Rick, petform of Rickard, Richard.

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Dickens

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